Fender American Original 70s Telecaster Custom

Fender American Original 70s Telecaster Custom

Fender American Original 70s Telecaster Custom

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At the dawn of the seventies, as popular music trended towards the fatter tones of humbucking pickups into overdriven amps, Fender hired legendary humbucking pickup designer Seth Lover to create a distinctly Fender-flavored take on a higher output dual-coil pickup. The resulting Wide Range pickup used large bobbins and threaded CuNiFe rod magnets to achieve its unique and brilliant sound. The Telecaster® Custom was discontinued in 1979 and real CuNiFe-magnet pickups disappeared with them.

The American Original ‘70s Telecaster Custom features the first authentic CuNiFe magnet powered Wide Range neck pickup in over 40 years, complimented by a calibrated Tim-Shaw-designed ‘70s Telecaster single-coil bridge pickup. Controls include individual volume and tone for each pickup and an upper-bout 3-way toggle switch. Other touches include original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware - including F logo tuners and bullet truss rod adjust and a lacquer finish that lets the wood breathe naturally with resonant tone. A vintage-style hardshell case is included.

Features

  • LACQUER FINISH
  • AUTHENTIC CUNIFE WIDE RANGE HUMBUCKING PICKUP
  • VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY RADII AND NECK PROFILE
  • VINTAGE-CORRECT HARDWARE
  • FINGERBOARD & FRETS

General

Model Name
Fender American Original 70s Telecaster® Custom, Maple Fingerboard, Vintage Blonde
Model Number
0110182807
UPC
885978299942
Series
American Original
Color
Vintage Blonde
Style
1 single-coil, 1 humbucking

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Vintage-Style Hardshell

Body

Body Finish
Gloss Lacquer
Body Material
Alder
Body Shape
Telecaster®

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size
Vintage Tall
Neck Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Plate
3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt™
Number of Frets
21
Nut Material
Bone
Nut Width
1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dot
Truss Rod
Bullet Style

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Vintage-Style '70s Single-Coil Tele®
Pickup Configuration
SH
Controls
Volume 1. (Bridge Pickup), Volume 2. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Neck Pickup)
Neck Pickup
Tim Shaw Authentic CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucking
Pickup Switching
3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Hardware

Bridge
3-Saddle Vintage-Style Tele® with Slotted Steel Saddles
Control Knobs
Skirted Black Plastic with Numbered Indicators
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
3-Ply Black/White/Black
Tuning Machines
Fender® Vintage "F" Stamped

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)